Restream

RATING:

4.6

(406)

About Restream

Restream is a live streaming solution that helps businesses of all sizes distribute video content across multiple social media channels including Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube and Twitch. It lets users create customizable chat boxes to read and reply to messages across multiple platforms from within a unified dashboard. Restream's scheduler module enables businesses to upload videos in .mp4 or .mov formats and pick channels for them to go live at a specified date/time. It lets users add voice-overs or translations and broadcast several points of view utilizing the multi-camera mode. Additionally, users can gain insights into live stream performance by analyzing audience sentiments and engagement levels across all platforms. Restream is available as integration f...

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Restream Pricing

Restream offers a Free plan with a taste of multistreaming. Paid subscriptions include: - Standard - $19 per month or $16 per month (billed annually) - Professional - $49 per month or $41 per month (billed annually)

Starting price: 

$19.00 per month

Free trial: 

Not Available

Free version: 

Available

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Restream Reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Restream

1 - 5 of 406 Reviews

David

Wholesale, 11 - 50 employees

Used less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed January 2022

Great service to allow you to multi stream!

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Obed

Verified reviewer

Non-Profit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2021

The best Multistream Service

I'm happy with Restream, with my 2 years using stream, I only experience one issue with them. The issue was, I have a good internet connection, but it seems my ISP connection and Restream having an issue. Support was able to help me by giving me access to the beta feature of Stream Applifier which helps resolve the issue. So all in all, I have a great experience with Restream, I just wish they be more flexible in providing add-on features for a non-profit that need failsafe stream backup without subscribing to their $299/mo package.

PROS

Restream is a feature pack multistream service out there. It is also the easiest UI/UX to understand. Even if it's your first time accessing Restream, you'll immediately be able to set up your account. What I love the most is the unified chat integration and the bot that comes with it. You can live stream on YouTube and Facebook and see all the chat's in one place. The bot helps sends out a series of chats at a predetermined time. For example, you can setup that when you type !Subs, the bot will chat, "Don't forget to subscribe" and have it send every 30mins. Stream recording is a bonus as well, it lets me download past live stream episodes for archiving purposes.

CONS

What I don't like about Restream is, even if you paid $19/mo they will put a "Powered by Restream.io" on your live stream description/caption. Streaming for 3 concurrent channels will also force you to upgrade at $49/month which is a bit expensive.

Reason for choosing Restream

UI is confusing and Restream has more features compared to Castr.io

Javier

Entertainment, 1 employee

Used weekly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed March 2022

My Restream Review after 1 year

Overall, my experience has been great. I multistream to Twitch, Facebook, and Youtube. Unfortunately, Instagram is not available to stream from any computer-based program due to Meta policies, and they cannot do anything regarding that. But so far, so good. The main reason I use it is the integration with Ecamm, which is my main streaming software, the video quality, and the cloud recording is very useful to later take clips to publish

PROS

The most important of all features is the Ecamm Live integration. Being able to read comments from different platforms/social media from the same chatbox. Also, the video quality that Restream provides is the best with barely any delay. When they dropped the Restream branding in the basic standard tier, it was a no brainer about what multistream software to use, especially the discount for Ecamm users under the Ecamm Perks program

CONS

Restream needs to incorporate an HTML5 embedded player /chatbox. Many of us would be very benefited by this, especially the ones that would like to use our own website and private subcriptions. FYI: Streamyard already offers an embedded player

Reason for choosing Restream

The video and streaming quality, and the overall chat integration with Ecamm

Reasons for switching to Restream

I never felt comfortable with the Streamyard graphics and video quality. Overall don't feel comfortable with browser-based streaming platforms

Marcius

Verified reviewer

Marketing and Advertising, 1 employee

Used monthly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

2

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2021

Everything you need in a great tool, but expensive!

Restream is great and has plenty of features, almost everything you would need, but the catch is that all these wonderful features have steep limits on them, unless you're willing to pay more. It all depends if live streaming is a direct money maker for you to justify the extra costs to unlock extra features. But in my opinion, there are other tools out there which can offer you better limits for a lower dollar cost, but maybe a cost in lack of features. So you would have to weight the pros and cons of these tools to see what is the best fit for you. Restream is great and probably the most popular tool out there for multi-live streaming. The only reason I gave it 3 stars is because of the limits that are only unlocked at an expensive price. Otherwise this could be a 4 or 5 star tool. I had to weigh the fact that it does have great features, but those are locked behind a high pay-wall. If money is no object, and you need to fully unlock all of it's features, then look no further than Restream, since probably has everything you'll ever need. You also have great support and even live chat for quick support. So you know they are a serious company.

PROS

Great interface with many features. Compatible with Zoom, OBS, XSplit, although I mostly use OBS or the pre-recorded videos with the scheduler. I think it's one of the most popular tools of this type in the field and it has almost everything you need. Even the Free plan is pretty generous, but there are limits to their features. It's great that it also has the option to stream to Facebook Groups, not just Facebook Pages, if you're into Facebook Group marketing. Another big advantage is that they have no bitrate limit. Many other platforms of this type have bitrate limits which lower the quality of the video. Great support as well.

CONS

Scheduler only max 1 hour on their pro plan. They get very expensive if you want to stream more with scheduler. Which is what made me look for alternatives in the first place. Their limits are making me claustrophobic, and it's not like this streaming is a direct money maker for me, to justify the costs of getting higher plans. They have limits on everything - storage, length, platform numbers, simultaneous lives, even for the platform chat messages delivery time received. To get most of the features you need the Pro plan, but even then, you get limits on them. If you just get the standard plan, you'll get a watermark with their branding on all your streams. More than that, they also add the words "Multistreaming with Restream" in every description of your live videos, so you would need to be logged in and edit it out if you want that removed - some have claimed that this impacts their reach since it triggers algorithms to not advertise the live stream since they know it's from restream. Another thing - while they don't have any bitrate limit, they do have resolution limit, so you need the Pro plan for Full HD.

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Josh

Verified reviewer

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed November 2022

Always New There Was Another Way

Restream has provided an excellent experience for our team.

PROS

Restream made our challenges possible by providing simple instructions and many options to get our broadcast out to different platforms. Restream is also an affordable product.

CONS

We have not found anything noticeable about this product that we did not like.